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house, they are already doing things with technology innovation. he is coming here to us -- to spotlight the kinds of things he is talking about how colleges can lower the cost and still maintain a good education. he will start here and then go to a high school in syracuse. as you mentioned, this is all part of a larger strategy based on what he calls the middle class programs. over the past several weeks he has given several speeches on different aspects of the programs. he talked about housing and of other city. he says education is the key to middle-class. are college graduate, a better class of entering the economy and making more of an income. even on top of that, he was on vacation last week, now getting back to the real grind. we're heading into september where we will look at budgets. the fiscal year ends september 30 and the temporary spending bill ends on september 30. if the president and congress cannot agree on a new spending plan, the government will shut down. i think you are also hearing him make his pitch for how we should handle the budget going forward. for the proposa
and alice's. but dam also shows a modern-day appreciation for the new technologies and social media the obama camp aim puts to such effective use. if you really want to understand why the election turned out as it did for america's political future read this book. we will be life tweeting tonight's event speaking of modern technology and social media, so you can follow along with the conversation at hashtag balz dca. dan will speak for a bit and we will leave time for questions. if you have a question you will notice the bright lights. we we are on c-span and we are also videoing the event for her own web site so please try to make it to this microphone here so that everybody can pick up your question. afterwards of course dan will be happy to stay and sign copies of his book. given the size of the audience, if you could not all rush up here at once. take some time to fold up your chairs and place them against something solid. we would appreciate it very much. ladies and gentlemen please join me in welcoming dan balz. [applause] is the now the windy analysis begins. brad think you.
learned that our adversaries were moving to nonmetallic devices. we adapted our screening technology and tactics to counter that. learned that a single vulnerability in any part of the aviation system can make everyone connected to it vulnerable. since we don't control security at foreign airports, we have to work even more closely with international partners to raise the overall security of the system. we did that. shortly after the christmas day plot, i launched a worldwide initiative to make these needed changes in close collaboration with our strongest allies. i am proud to say that i october of 2010, this effort led to 190 countries signing onto an historic agreement to improve aviation security, standards, and technology and information sharing. i have had the chance to visit many of those countries over the past 4.5 years. continentscross six -- however, our work did not end there. following the 20 10 air cargo threat which involved bombs hidden inside printer cartridges departing on international planes to the united states, we launched a second initiative to work with intern
secretary in february. he will visit the at&t technology laboratory in palo alto and the commuter history museum in mountain view and will discuss the state of the united states economy and the administration's focus on growth and job creation at a commonwealth club lunch on. >> a professional triathlete faces physical any hit-and-run charges for hitting a man in a crosswalk in san francisco. police believe a woman was driving a jeep and struck a man back in march. documents obtained by abc7 news says the driver stopped and checked on the victim and drove off. the man who was hit suffered a severe brain injury. >> it has been difficult for me, not only me and my family but everyone around me sin the accident. i am not the same person. >> she has pleaded not guilty. we left messages for her and her attorney but they were not answered. >> mountain view police have made a significant drug bust. police say zeus, the dog, found two pounds of meth. this is zeus with the drugs. the dog discovered money, and a loaded handgun. >> mike nicco is here and checking the weather. mike? >> we will start
these and continued to open my mind to the potential of new technologies. after 35 years in the darkroom, i moved into the digital realm. digital technology not only changed the apparatus and a medium that transform how i absorbed the digital world and profoundly changed how i express what i see. so these are panelists, and we're going to start with john. i would love to give you the first word here. i mean, let's talk a little bit about "fortune" magazine in the 1930s but it starts on the cusp of the depression. henry decides to keep it going nonetheless. he had big ideas for a different kind of this is journalism. and he's hiring people like james agee, archibald -- >> dwight macdonald out of your mac. >> tell us about that period of time and if you would, segue into "cotton tenants" and tell us about how that -- >> sure. i was just chewing over your idea that he could himself so badly in some respect because he was a journalist. i think is because he was a poet. that's what he started out as. the other interesting thing about that, self conception as a journalist is that a lot of the people th
, brought to you as a public service by your television provider. >> host: walt mossberg, has technology plateaued? >> guest: oh, no, absolutely not. absolutely not. technology is always changing and always coming up with -- technology companies are always coming up with something new, and there are new technology companies all the time incubating, a lot of them are in what we call stealth mode. we don't even know who they are. certain technologies plateau and things move on, but in general, no. not at all. >> host: i guess i ask that because the last couple years we've had the explosion of smartphones, we've had tablets come online. what's out there? >> guest: well, first of all, there are vast numbers of people especially in the less developed cups, but even in the developed countries who don't own a smartphone and, certainly, there are vast thurms that don't own -- numbers that don't own a tablet. to give you a rough example, apple -- which leads in the tablet market -- has sold somewhere around 160 million ipads since 2010. that's a remarkable achievement and for people that own appl
technology that would produce the steel for less than half the price. these big ingots take specialties that can be used in high-tech industries. they got the money together, they converted, and they are the fifth largest steel company in employees.0 the average pay was $85,000 a year. it never made it to television. i believe we lost the election in that moment. there were other, institutional reasons why we did not do it. we have to understand those and make sure it does not happen again. the romney campaign was out of money because they spent it all in the primary. they had a lot of money earmarked for the general election and they could not spend it until after the republican convention. all of the money could not be spent except for a portion of it on political communication. they've ran negative issue ads against obama tom a -- against obama, but they never felt able to answer the bain capital for fear of the tax exempt status. i kept telling them the irs would cut you slack.but those accountants did not believe me. let's make sure we don't make the same mistake again because we c
technology with the director of aviation issues with the government accountability office. that, plus, your calls. on washington journal. >> thousands of people gathered in the national mall to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the march on washington. civil rights advocates joined at the sameleaders location where martin luther king junior delivered his "i have a dream" speech. here is a brief look. >> my father, when i was growing up, said very simply. i used to walk around our home and he would say, boy, don't you dare walk around here like you hit a triple. you were born on third base. you are enjoying freedom, technology, things that were given to you by the struggle and sacrifice of those who came before you. don't you forget where you came from. you drink deeply from wells of freedom and liberty and opportunity that you did not dig. you eat from banquet tables prepared by your ancestors. we cannot afford to sit back and consume and get dumb, fat, and we havehinking that achieved freedom. the truth of the matter is, the dream still commands that the moral conscience of our country c
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your kids to do well in school. >> i am mostly struck by how different things are now. the technology is such that you can get it -- mob to show up and dance in the middle of pennsylvania avenue if you wanted but to get 253,000 people against the mall, there would be old horns, pulpits, it was remarkable and to me, i would like for young people to understand the enormity of what it took to do that. >> and a very short time, a group of people came together because they believed in something and they put together the most unbelievable moment in american history. >> for the legacy on the march in washington to go or word, to the young people who want to be see thatts, to really they have an obligation to cover poverty, cover race, go deeper to find the real story. >> julian. >> we are missing the pbs video documentary on the march tonight because we have to be here. >> but it will be online. [laughter] the march,came to ordinary men and women dressed like they're going to church because many believe they were going to church. >> andrew. >> the world came together around an idea that all
, but she was specifically interested in the latest scientific technologies of the day. >> after james garfield's death, citizens raised hundreds of thousands of dollars that were turned over to lucretia garfield. in today's dollars, it would equate to somewhere around $8 million. >> her character was extremely strong. she had a rectitude that was invulnerable. host: lucretia garfield was born in ohio in 1832. her life spans antebellum america to the progressive era of the early 20th century. a supporter of women's rights and deeply interested in partisan politics, she and president james garfield entered the white house on march 4, 1881 after a very close election. however, what plans she had as first lady were soon cut short by an assassin's bullet. good evening, and welcome to "first ladies: influence and image." after the assassination, the next person to come into the white house, chester arthur, did not have a first lady. to help us understand, we have carl anthony. he is the author of "america's first families." the circumstances of james garfield's election helped to seal the p
a very different function. you have to help kids understand technology. 80% of parents and what they were worried about was bullying by other kids and that's a staggering thing. that happens when kids are not kept busy, not cap energized. he said quite correctly, with the corners and so on, they are energized but in a lot of classes they are not and that is when idle hands to the the devil'sdo w work. that is where the common core may make that up so we do not have all of these answer factories where they are teaching kids to sift through this stuff and figure out what is true. >> i make sure to keep my students not busy but engaged, engaged in learning. that is what encourages them to come to school everyday. when i do science projects -- and we do science every single day -- i tell them tomorrow we are going to make mystery meat. ?nd they are like, what's that you code your have to to school to find out. when i did this particular lesson, we were doing liquids, solids, gases and that is where the mystery meat came into play. a parent said, we have a dental appointment and it's been on t
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of technology and the george washington university. to my far right, again, only in geography, andrew young. he was a close aide to dr. martin luther king. he helped organize the march on washington. he was a former congressman, mayor of atlanta, and ambassador to the united nations. he is currently a professor at the andrew young school of policy studies at your estate university. to my left, gwen ifill, reporter and managing editor of pbs's washington week. she has covered seven presidential campaigns, moderated two vice presidential debates. before that, she worked for nbc, the new york times, and the washington post. in this business, she is regarded as one of the best. to my right, julian bond, one of the leaders of the civil rights movement while a student at morehouse college. he helped found the student nonviolent coordinating committee. in 1998, he was elected chairman of the naacp, the national association for the advancement of colored people. he was also elected to the georgia house and senate. he has been a radio and television commentator and is currently a professor at both ameri
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and sophistication in targeting technologies. he is with the department of technology. >> let's see how this works. imagine there is a couple out there expecting a baby, and they go on line immediately to look up the word pregnancy. what happens? >> right away they've shared with google that they're interested in pregnancy. so they can add that to the profile and then i start clicking on links. >> with every click powerful marketing companies drop electronic cookies onto our couple's track to record their browsing history, what they looked at and for how long, and how much they spend. some may even link to the couple's real world shopping habits, noting that they purchased a home pregnancy test. ask sudden and suddenly in their e-mails, on their smartphones, on social media sites comes an avalanche of ads for baby strollers, car seats, cribs and much more. >> and all of this could happen before the couple even tells their family that they're pregnant. >> yeah, there are hundreds of companies in the advertising game, and they could drop a cookie saying this person is searching pregnancy. >> if you
is at the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, whe experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. arthel: today we have some incredible followup to a story we first brought you last month. a small business owner in atlanta made it her mission to help save orphans in india. and she's doing it by selling tea. well, when we covered the stoir it took off, even going viral and now that business owner has some amazing news to share. here are the details from atlanta. so tell us how the publicity helped out the lady's cause. >> this is a great story. the tea shop has received an outpouring of support from people wanting to help. the owner said she's received numerous calls and email messages from church groups, businesses and individuals all around the world. listen. >> i think i received around 600 emails since the first hour that the talk piece aired. i was very u
march encouraged other people to do the same thing. secondly the technological change from satellite to television and video screens and sophisticated sound systems have made marchs more accessible just more feasible. you see this cascading number of marchs to the point where -- martin luther king historian said the type has been debased by repetition. host: obviously a significant difference as we have listened to a number of oral histories. the organizational work it took to put this march together with more than 250,000, that was of course well before e-mail and twitter and other social media. this is truly a grassroots efforts. lot as changed in terms of technology. has that impacted the value of these marchs? guest: certainly the value has been has beened considerably. king's speech was carried by the satellite to nations around the world and broadcast live the only three broadcast networks. today it would take an enormous event to get that kind of attention. the technology is there to spread your message. people attention span various reasons has been so changed you really ha
this. the heart of everything we do. we've added cutting-edge technology, like a new deepwater well cap and a state-of-the-art monitoring center, whe experts watch over all drilling activity twenty-four-seven. and we're sharing what we've learned, so we can all produce energy more safely. our commitment has never been stronger. melissa: the whole world watching the middle east right now and what is happening in syria after secretary of state john kerry confirmed evidence of a chemical weapons attack by the assad regime on its own people. new reports today that a u.s. strike could happen as soon as thursday. fox news's leland vittert is on the ground in jerusalem with reaction from the region. >> melissa, the war drums are certainly starting to beat much louder in the middle east. the arab league is now saying that they believe chemical weapons were used in syria and are demanding a response. they have stopped short though of talking about unilateral military action. the syrians for their parts are saying where is the proof of chemical weapons? to that end the u.n. chemical weapons inspe
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just months after microsoft announced a broad restructuring plan to capitalize on mobile technology, tamron. >>> jackie, thank you. caught on camera, a motorcyclist meets his match on a canadian highway. take a look at this. a bear runs across the road. not a chicken but a bear. the motorcyclist could not avoid it. it happened in vancouver. the helmet camera video was just released by the police. the bear ran away unharmed. the motorcyclist will be okay as well. that is incredible. it's now 7:09, matt and savannah. we always say what happens when the chicken crossed the road? what happens when it's a bear? >> there's going to be a pun. >> do you know what i was thinking, beary scary. >> i'm a teenager at heart because of one direction. >> you're a 4th grader. >> all right tamron, thank you very much. al's not even going to comment on that. >> there's 7,000 people out here. there was crickets during that joke. unbelievable stuff. but look at this crowd. it is crazy. they're here at one of the biggest intersections in america and look at this. all the way across here to 30 rockefeller
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living through a decade where almost all the productivity gains, all the benefits of technology were accruing at the very top. and the average family had seen their incomes and wages flat or actually go down a little bit. most families were working harder and harder just to get by. costs of everything elsewhere going up. but your wages and your incomes weren't going up. so reversing that trend, returning to the days when if you're willing to work hard you can succeed, that should be washington's highest priority. that should be washington's highest priority. that's joe's highest priority. that's bob casey's highest priority. that's my highest priority. that's what we should be focused on every single day. but we do have a problem, which is we've got some of our friends down in washington who, and you know, it's not all republicans. but there's a strong faction. who instead of focusing on what's helping middle class families succeed, they're spending time arguing about whether or not we should be paying the bills for things we already spend money on. they're threatening to shut down t
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need to get our arms around it. >> it's a big part of the disconnect between human life and technology. martha: we're going to talking talking -- to be talking about this a lot more. gregg: new debate about bradley manning's bombshell announcement that he plans to live the rest of his life as a woman and who, if anyone, should pay for his hormone treatments while he serves his 35-year prison sentence. too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. new creamy alfredo soup. every day we're working to and to keep our commitments. and we've made a big commitment to america. bp supports nearly 250,000 jobs here. through all of our energy operations, we invest more in the u.s. than any other place in the world. in fact, we've invested over $55 billion here in the last five years - making bp america's largest energy investor. our commitment has never been stronger. martha: holy "batman," the wait is over, folks. ben affleck, who has made quite a comeback in recent years, is taking the role of the dark
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: but at schools everywhere, especially those where science, technology, engineering and math, the stem studies are king, a more profound excitement has been steadily growing. georgia tech president, bud peterson. >> people realize that in order for a country to remain competitive globally, they have to have a work force that's trained and educated in the stem fields. >> the white house certainly knows it. the president wants to see 100,000 new stem teachers trained over the next decade. >> a higher education is the single bets investment you can make in your future, and i'm proud of all the students who are making that investment. >> reporter: and all of this is not just about making the country more competitive. researchers have found students in stem fields generally enjoy better returns on their education investment with more job options and higher salaries. an average engineering graduate, for example, can easily start at 65,000 a year, and with one out of five american jobs now stem related, that's enough to make students and parents at many strong stem schools very excited, indeed. >> i
with hp to build the new nascar fan and media engagement center. hp's technology helps us turn millions of tweets, posts and stories into real-time business insights that help nascar win with our fans. >>> welcome back to "new day." we start in the west bank where israeli forces opened fire on a palestinian refugee camp. gym clancy has more. >> reporter: israeli troops killed three palestinians and wounded 15 more in a refugee camp on the west bank near jerusalem. israel insists a mob attacked the soldiers with rocks and building materials. palestinians contend some victims were shot inside their homes. the violence was the worst since the resumption of peace talks and while it may not stall the process, clearly it isn't going to help. kate, back to you. >> jim, thank you so much. >>> deadly mudslides are wreaking havoc in mexico and the worst may not be over. nick parker has that from mexico city. >> state media reporting at least 13 people have been killed in the eastern state of veracruz after tropical depression fernand made landfall. it brought heavy rains, triggering a series of m
schools redesign courses to help students finish more quickly. some use better technology. the point is it's possible. so let me put colleges and universities on notice. if you can't stop tuition from going up, the funding you get from taxpayers will go down. >>> now we might see some of that come to fruition. that was president obama in sis 2012 state of the union address threatening to withhold funding from colleges who fail to keep tuition down. here with us now from the white house secretary of education arne duncan with more details on president obama's mission to take tuition costs head on. thank you for coming on the program. first, specifically, tell us what the president is proposing? >> first let me just say every where i go whether to the grocery store, dry cleaners, every airplane i'm on you have hard-working middle class coming up and saying college is too expensive for them. it's just for the rich folks. the president sees a real problem with that. what he's trying to do are a couple of things. first make sure college is affordable, folks won't be burdened with debt at the ba
of the technology and the wi-fi for computers to comply with the standards. we just do not have the funds. those funds will take away money for the kids, for their learning. we also know that 2% move across the nation. the idea that this has to be standard so that the few who do not have to adjust, that is outrageous that the many have to change everything. the kids have to work in groups to come up with an answer and they are all wrong. what do you do with that? i have two older children that grew up here and went to school here. i know they're not teaching what they learned. it is supposed to be at a deeper understanding of less information. >> you do not think they are as far along as you two older children were? caller: absolutely not. >> thank you for sharing your story. we are looking at "the washington post" for an education poll. most americans are sick of high- stakes standardized test reports. the well-regarded annual poll shows most americans do not like the high-stakes standardized testing that dominates education. have never heard of the common core standards that are being implemen
intelligence official telling reporters there was a "technological problem that could not be avoided rather than any overreach." meantime intelligence officials are denying a media report that the nsa sifts through and has access to 75% of online communications in the u.s. the white house is under pressure from republican and democratic lawmakers over the sweeping nature of its secret data collection. just two weeks ago president obama insisted the government is not violating your privacy. >> america is not interested in spying on ordinary people. our intelligence is focused, above all, on finding the information that's necessary to protect our people. >> reporter: the nsa is supposed to target foreign communications that have to do with potential terrorism investigations. now under a court order, the nsa purged everything it collected from 2008 to 2011 and a senior intelligence official says it shortened the amount of time it keeps communications from five years to two years. that's not going to be enough to quiet the critics on capitol hill, who will insist on more oversight. chris in. >>
technologies. we started reversing our addiction to foreign oil. we changed a tax code that was tilted to far in favor of the wealthy at the expense of working families. and add it all up, today our businesses have created 7.3 million new jobs over the last 41 months. we now generate more renewable energy than ever before. we sell more goods made in america to the rest of the world than ever. health care costs are growing at the slowest rate in 50 years. our deficits are falling at the fastest rate in 60 years. here in buffalo, the governor and the mayor were describing over a billion dollars in investment, riverfront being changed, construction booming -- signs of progress. so thanks to the grit and the resilience of the american people, we've cleared away the rubble from the financial crisis. we've started to lay the foundation for a stronger, more durable economic growth. but as any middle-class family will tell you, as folks here in buffalo will tell you, we're not where we need to be yet. because even before the crisis hit -- and it sounds like buffalo knows something about this -- we we
were born on third base. enjoying freedom, opportunity, technology, things fought bygiven to you the struggles and the sacrifices those who came before and don't you forget where you have come from. you drank deeply from wells of and om and liberty opportunity that you did tphnot dig. you ate lavishly from tables ancestors.y your we and my generation cannot now consuming allback of our blessings thinking that achieved freedom. the truth of the matter is that still demands that the oral conscience of our country still calls us, that hope still needs heroes. understand that there is still work to do. hen the leading cause of death for black men my age and younger is gun violence we still have to do. when we still have a justice treats the economically disadvantaged and minorities different than others have work to do. america work a full-time job plus overtime and stifling line the of poverty, we still have work to do. when we see wages stagnating, when child poverty is the rich are en getting richer and the poor are millions ofer, when our children are living in neighborhoods wher
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